Dominika Gruszka Awarded 2023 Vallee Scholarship for Outstanding Research

Dominika Gruszka Awarded 2023 Vallee Scholarship for Outstanding Research

Congratulations are in order to Dominika Gruszka, who has been honoured as one of the six distinguished 2023 Vallee Scholars. The Vallee Foundation's highly competitive Scholar program provides critical funding for exceptional early-career researchers at a pivotal point in their academic careers. These scholars have demonstrated remarkable dedication to advancing their respective fields of science.


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Dominika Gruszka is a prominent researcher at the Department of Physics and the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery at the University of Oxford. Joining her in this prestigious recognition are:

  1. Elvan Böke - Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain.
  2. Thibaut Brunet - Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
  3. Lucas Jae - Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.
  4. Lucia Prieto-Godino - The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.
  5. Priya Rajasethupathy - Rockefeller University, USA.

Dominika Gruszka's journey into the world of research began with her MSc degree in Physical Biochemistry from the Jagiellonian University in Poland, followed by a PhD in Structural Biology from the University of York in the UK. Over the years, she has honed her expertise, conducting groundbreaking research that integrates single-molecule imaging with chemical and physical approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms governing chromatin dynamics during DNA replication.

Upon receiving the award, Dominika Gruszka expressed her gratitude, stating, “I am deeply honored and grateful to receive this prestigious award from the Vallee Foundation, who have contributed so much to promote excellence and diversity within the scientific research community.”

Gruszka's commitment to advancing scientific knowledge has not gone unnoticed. Her pioneering work earned her recognition as a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow, placing her among the leading researchers in the field. Her laboratory's cutting-edge research seeks to unravel the complexities of DNA replication, shedding light on fundamental biological processes.

Being named a Vallee Scholar is a testament to Dominika Gruszka's dedication to exemplary research. Her work exemplifies the spirit of collaboration, inclusivity, and scientific excellence, principles that resonate deeply within the research community.


Watch the video below to find out more about Dominika's research.